Unlocking the Story


One night last August as I was falling asleep,
a story idea popped into my head.
I turned on the light and jotted it down.
The next day I wrote a couple pages of notes 
and set it aside to continue working on another project.

The other night the same thing happened as I fell asleep;
the same story idea came into my head, whispering a little louder.
But this time as I turned on the lights to write more notes,

my pulse quickened and I realized this was the story for me.
In a very un-Tracy like fashion, I’ve stopped working on my other project
and am now taking lots of notes on this idea that won’t let me go.
An idea that’s nothing like anything I’ve written before.
A story that intimidates me just a little bit.
                                                                                 image from morguefile.com 
Once I unlock the story, I’ll begin to put it down on paper.    

11 thoughts on “Unlocking the Story

    • I need to be mysterious about projects before I’ve written a first draft. I’ve learned the hard way that talking about a project saps the energy from it, and that I won’t feel the need to write it because I’ve yakked so much about it.



  1. Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

    Wish I had a sooper seekrit decoder ring to loan you, but I feel certain you’ll unlock the mysteries of that story of your own accord. Enjoy the magic….


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